May 11, 2014
Brave Girl (Girl series #2) by Kate Baum
Published: April 13, 2013
Last week I shared the awesome first book of the Girl series by Kate Baum. I was blown away when I started this series and honestly wasn’t sure how the second book could compare. Well, it did. Read my review below for more about this great story.
Eve is beyond excitement for her new adventure. Only a truly brave girl could move thousands of miles from home to begin a five year commitment teaching on an American Indian Reservation. As soon as she arrives, she finds that many of the tribe’s people are not very welcoming. They are suspicious of the college students that work and live on the reservation in exchange for free graduate tuition. After a misunderstanding, Eve decides she absolutely despises a certain tribal police officer. Circumstances cause her to keep running into him.
Lou regrets the awkward situation where he first met Eve. He had been openly distrustful of the college girls who have come to live on the reservation. In the past, some of the girls were disrespectful of the tribe’s culture. There is something different about Eve. He can’t get her out of his head. The more he tries to get to know her, the more she pulls away. What will it take for Lou to convince Eve that their attraction for each other cannot be denied?
Eve has given up on men. She has had unsatisfying sex in the past and decided that men are just not worth the trouble. She’s a modern young woman and decides that using a handy tool is all she needs to relieve her sexual frustration. The problem is……there’s a gorgeous sexy police officer that stirs her blood like no man has ever done before. Eve is tough and strong and brave. She doesn’t like the fact that her legs shake and her voice trembles whenever she crosses paths with him. Maybe if she keeps running from him, she won’t have to face what her body…..or her heart is telling her.
****Warning – for adults only. Contains graphic sex including a group sex scene and a m/m sexual situation.*
Brave Girl is the 2nd book in the amazing Girl Series by Kate Baum. I absolutely love this series and could gush about it for hours! This story has so much substance and “real” life. Ms. Baum has a gift for throwing together romance, an uber sexy hero, a strong capable heroine, witty banter, great sub characters, hot sex and turning it into a story that you can’t get enough of. You get it all, with no fluff and wasted content.
The series is about 4 friends all heading out on their own to find their place in this world. During their last night together the girls begin discussing their sex lives and how none of them have gotten great enjoyment out of their meager experiences. Dee proposes they don’t have another encounter with a guy, unless it is sure to be with someone who knows what he’s doing and knows how to make a woman feel like a woman. This is the last thing on the minds of the girls as they enter their new lives and set out to have the lives they want.
Eve O’Malley is the brave one. This was less by personality and more by necessity. Her mother and father were very in love, when together they would easily overlook their only child. When she began to do the brave things that her father did she could carve out that little bit of time with him. So, when she finds there are 4 positions available for a 5 year teaching program on an American Indian reservation she decides to go for it. Not only will it be a chance to get valuable experience and complete her Masters degree, but she will be completely debt free when it’s all said and done. She meets up with the 3 girls she will be sharing this experience with and finds them all very different, yet interesting. However, the Reservation is not at all what she expects. She is met with animosity and outright hostility by the head of the program, as well as many of the people who live on the reservation. Even the sheriff and his deputies seem to have a problem with the 4 girls being there. It doesn’t help that the Sheriff is sexy as hell and she has never felt the pull that she feels for him.
Lou Red Wolf has the weight of his people on his shoulders. He’s next in line to be the Chief, something his mother and his tribe very seldom let him forget. He has to act a certain way, live a certain way and absolutely marry a woman of Indian heritage. When a beautiful, Irish librarian pops onto his reservation and takes over his thoughts and heart before he knows what hit him it can lead to nothing, but trouble. Lucky for the both of them, as the sheriff he has learned to be strong even under a microscope. He doesn’t care what is expected of him. He wants nothing more than to explore the feelings he has for Eve and will do anything he can to convince her how great they can be together.
“ I’ve never had a woman fascinate me like you do. I crave you like hunger or thirst.”
This book has it all. I absolutely loved how the 4 teachers dealt with the anger and animosity from the people on the reservation. They were all very funny and offered their own support in this book. I find myself wanting to know more about Lauren’s story and what happens next with her. The relationship between Eve and Lou was so fun to be a part of. The tension in the beginning and the heat as they got to know each other more was off the charts. This book was hot in so many ways. READ THIS BOOK!
I give Brave Girl 5 Flaming Hearts.